Welcome to the November 2014 overview of Microsoft Security Bulletins and updates for all company products including client and server Windows operating systems as well as Microsoft Office.
It offers an in-depth analysis of all security and non-security updates that Microsoft has released since October 2014, the last official patch day.
Below you find an executive summary that lists the most important information about this month's patch day, a video summary by Microsoft, the operating system and other product distribution of vulnerabilities and their severity, links to security and non-security products, a deployment guide that suggests an order of deployment, and finally information about downloading and installing the updates on systems.
Operating System Distribution
Windows RT is affected the least this month followed by Windows Vista and Windows 7 on the client side. The operating system with the highest accumulated severity rating is Windows 8 (and thus also Windows 8.1) which are affected by a total of nine bulletins of which four have been rated critical.
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 are affected the most on the server side. Both server operating systems are affected by three critical, six important and two moderate bulletins.
Other Microsoft Product Distribution
Non-security related updates
How to download and install the November 2014 security updates
Most Windows users will receive the update via the operating system's automatic update feature. While that is the case, it is also available for download on Microsoft's Download Center website.
There each patch can be downloaded individually or as a monthly security ISO image which Microsoft releases each month as well.
Updates are usually not picked up right away by the operating system. To check for updates manually, do the following:
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